Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies

4.5 from 6 votes

My Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars make the best Christmas cookies for Holiday baking! Hope you enjoy these flavor packed cookie bars!

gingersnap christmas cookie bars stacked

Christmas Cookies

Making Christmas cookies this time of year is such a fun tradition. You won’t be sorry adding these soft, perfectly spiced cookie bars to your baking list this year. I’ve got step by step photos on How To Brown Butter, so no worries if this is your first time. It’s simple with my tips.

Festive soft gingersnap flavors meet chewy chocolate chip cookie bars. You don’t want to miss this recipe! Enjoy! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

ingredients for gingersnap christmas cookies

To start, add the sugars to a large mixing bowl. See my post for full instructions on how to brown butter. Add the cooled brown butter to the sugars. Mix well then add the eggs and vanilla.

How To Make Delicious Christmas Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan and let cook/bubble until browned and golden. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until combined then add eggs, molasses and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Slowly stir in all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and chocolate stars or chips. Stir until combined then transfer to prepared baking dish spreading evenly. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or chilled.

chocolate stars in a bag

If your grocery store doesn’t sell these fun chocolate stars, chocolate chips will do just fine 🙂  My Target has these during the Holidays, score!

chocolate stars in mixing bowl

I love the big bite of chocolate the stars bring to the bars. The Trader Joe’s chocolate block works great cut into chunks if you can’t find the chocolate stars this year.

gingersnap christmas cookie dough in baking dish

Transfer your dough to a parchment lined 9×13-inch baking dish. Now, they’re ready for the oven. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes, until cooked through, then let cool before cutting into squares.

gingersnap christmas cookies stacked

How To Serve Gingersnap Christmas Cookies

Serve cookies room temperature cut into squares. Perfect for holiday baking, neighbor gifts and afternoon snacking.

How To Store Leftovers

Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or room temperature for up to 3 days.

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4.5 from 6 votes

Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies

These Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are so dreamy and festive! Perfect for your Holiday baking!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • mixing bowl
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 bag chocolate stars or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan and let cook/bubble until browned and golden. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Place browned butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until combined then add eggs, molasses and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Slowly stir in all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and chocolate stars or chips. Stir until combined then transfer to prepared baking dish spreading evenly. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 200mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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29 Responses
  1. Ella

    5 stars
    Hello!
    The gingersnap and brown butter and chocolate combo are making my heart flutter. I made some gingerbread chocolate chip bars about a month ago and know I would go nuts for yours. sound like they’d be so good together! Love those chocolate stars too.

  2. hobbies

    5 stars
    When I saw your pic on IG of the ingredients, I knew you’d do gingerbread chocolate chunk something, but these far surpassed my expectations! Beautiful. I would go nuts for yours! They look rich and full of my fave flavors. The gingersnap and brown butter and chocolate combo are making my heart flutter.

  3. Fern

    Look great; however, what is the exact measurement of 2 sticks butter? Would that be equivalent to 1/2 cup butter or is it more than that? Looking forward to trying this recipe!

  4. Kathy

    I loved these bars! I typically don’t care for gingerbread type cookies, but these were delicious!! I did use dark chocolate chunks instead of the chocolate stars and I really liked how the flavors worked together.Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Christina

    These were way too rich for us. They might be good for a cookie exchange or having at a holiday party, but one pan was way too much for our household.

  6. Jennifer

    Hi there! Made this dough tonight – it tastes delish! I want to make it a cookie though, is that possible? Do I have to change the recipe at all?

  7. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    LOVE the puddles of chocolate! When I saw your pic on IG of the ingredients, I knew you’d do gingerbread chocolate chunk something, but these far surpassed my expectations! Beautiful! Yum!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I made some gingerbread chocolate chip bars about a month ago and know I would go nuts for yours! They look rich and full of my fave flavors! Love molasses (and chocolate!) & browned butter! 🙂 pinned

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